The aim of the five sessions is to help generate business and facilitate networking
WTM Latin America, the world’s leading event for the travel industry in Latin America, will host five Speed Networking sessions between 3 and 5 April, 2018, during its 6th edition, which will be held at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo.
With their aim of helping generate business and facilitate networking between exhibitors, buyers and digital influencers, the sessions will take place in the Networking and Corporate Travel Areas. The sessions’ 5-minute meetings will give buyers the opportunity to get to know the main destinations and tour operators present at the event, while exhibitors will have the opportunity of meeting the most hotly-contested digital influencers in Latin America.
On the first day of the event, Tuesday (3), from 14:00 until 15:00 p.m., the first session, to be held in the Corporate Travel Area, will involve corporate travel managers from the TMG (Travel Managers Group) and exhibitors. With tables that will be identified with the name of the companies, more than 25 corporate travel managers will receive exhibitors in meetings lasting 5 minutes, when business cards can be exchanged and business interests and future partnerships discussed.
On the same day, from 16:00 until 17:00, the Embratur hosted buyers session will be held in the Networking Area and will feature exclusively Brazilian exhibitors and buyers that will be selected by EMBRATUR.
On the second day of WTM Latin America, Wednesday (4), the first Speed Networking session will be held from 10:30 until 12:00 in the Networking Area and will have as many as 100 buyers, among them hosted buyers and WTM Buyers’ Club members who will be ready and eager to welcome all the WTM Latin America exhibitors.
The Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking session will be held in the same area from 16:00 until 17:00. This will involve 30 digital influencers and the objective will be to promote exhibitor destinations and products to their millions of followers. The session is yet another opportunity to put digital influencers and exhibitors in touch with each other in a dynamic, efficient and objective manner.
On the last day of the event, Thursday (5), the Speed Networking meetings will be held in the morning, from 10:30 until 12:00, also in the Networking Area.
According to Thais Del Ben, Marketing Manager of WTM Latin America, “Speed Networking sessions are always incredibly well-received. In 2013 when we launched WTM Latin America, we organized a single session between hosted buyers and exhibitors, and today we’ll be offering 5 sessions with buyers, managers and digital influencers. That’s fantastic.”
“The reason for the success of these sessions, in addition to their efficiency and focus on results, is that they require very detailed organization, with buyers and influencers hand-picked and an almost flawless execution”, adds Thais Del Ben.
WTM Latin America 2018
Venue: Expo Center Norte, Rua José Bernardino Pinto, 333, V. Guilherme – São Paulo
Date/Time: April 3rd to April 5th (April 3rd and 4th, from 12.00 to 8.00 p.m., and April 5th, from 12.00 to 6.00 p.m.)
About World Travel Market
World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio comprises six leading B2B events across four continents, generating more than $7bn of industry deals. The events are:
WTM Latin America, now in its sixth edition, attracts about 9,000 unique senior executives. The event generates about US$374 million of new business. Taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this show attracts a global audience to meet and shape the direction of the travel industry. More than 7,000 unique visitors attend the event to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry news. http://latinamerica.wtm.com/. Next event: 3-5 April 2018 – Sao Paulo.
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. About 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating about £2.8 billion of travel industry contracts. http://london.wtm.com/. Next event: 5-7 November 2018 – London.
T>F Travel Forward is a new travel technology event co-located with WTM London 2018 and part of the WTM portfolio of events. The inaugural T>F Travel Forward conference, exhibition and buyer programme will take place on 5 – 7 November 2018 at ExCeL London, showcasing next-generation technology for travel and hospitality.
WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Nearly 5,000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading inbound and outbound travel and tourism market. WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade visitors. http://africa.wtm.com/. Next event: 18-20 April 2018 – Cape Town.
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2017 attracted almost 40,000 industry professionals, agreeing deals worth US$2.5 billion over the four days. The 25th edition of ATM will showcase more than 2,500 exhibiting companies across 12 halls at Dubai World Trade Centre, making it the largest ATM in its 25-year history. http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com/ www.wtmworld.com. Next event: 22-25 April 2018 – Dubai.
International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) is the meeting place for the global B2B golf travel community. Taking place annually since 1998, IGTM brings together more than 500 golf tourism suppliers and 400 pre-qualified buyers for four days of unmissable pre-scheduled appointments and exclusive networking opportunities. Showcasing a different golf destination every year, IGTM brings together 1,400 golf tourism professionals from more than 65 countries. http://igtm.wtm.com/. Next event: 15-18 October 2018 – Slovenia.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events business, enhancing the power of face-to-face through data and digital tools at more than 500 events a year, in more than 43 countries, attracting more than seven million participants. East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.
About Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions is the world’s leading travel and tourism events organiser with a growing portfolio of more than 22 international travel and tourism trade events in Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Our events are market leaders in their sectors, whether they are global and regional leisure travel trade events, or specialist events for meetings, incentives, conference, events (MICE) industry, business travel, luxury travel, travel technology as well as golf, spa and ski travel. We have more than 35 years’ experience in organising world-leading travel exhibitions.
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